Assault Case leads to high award

Case link noted below. The Plaintiff in this action was brutally assaulted and commenced this action in tort after the Defendant was found guilty of assault and confinement.  The Judge found the Plaintiff to be credible and reliable at trial. We have written multiple articles on the topic of credibility and reliability of a Plaintiff/Witness […]

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Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and Cardio-thoracic Surgeons

We are enumerating information below outlining the distinction between cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardio-thoracic surgeons.  We have also noted the common types of conditions that each medical discipline manages and they types of tests conducted.  The links to the sites are also noted below for reference. Cardiologist – a cardiologist receives medical training and can […]

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Functional Capacity Evaluations and Vocational Assessments

When are “functional” and “vocational” services helpful?  According to several decisions, we are sharing the following extracted information regarding these two assessments, which often go hand-in hand: Functional capacity evaluation (“FCE”) will provide objective data for assessing a Plaintiff’s current physical functionality; FCE will identify functional limitations; FCE will identify whether the injuries will prevent […]

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SCC Decision “Tax Gross Up”

We will review the Supreme Court of Canada decision that explained why adjustments on awards are made as it relates to interest and income tax that may accrue on awards and why “tax gross up” comes into play. This is a simple explanation extracted from the case law: earnings on the capital awarded are subject […]

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Sleep Studies

This article will focus on seeking funding for sleep studies in mild traumatic brain injury cases. Each Province will have specific regulations for accident benefits.  This article will reference BC Legislation, INSURANCE (VEHICLE) REGULATION, [Last amended March 5, 2020 by B.C. Reg. 48/2020] – Part 7 — Accident Benefits.  We will then go into specific […]

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Minor Injury Assessment in Alberta

We will review an Alberta Court of King’s Bench decision, published on March 14, 2023 referenced as Couch v Olatiregun, 2023 ABKB 104 (CanLII). This was a case involving a rear end collision which occurred on April 13, 2017.  The Defendant, who was unrepresented, and did not attend the trial, was found 100% at fault […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TOS, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Double Crush Syndrome

Today’s article will go over Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Double Crush Syndrome. First, we will briefly review some of the nerves that may be impacted in either carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and myofascial pain syndrome for a better understanding of how and/or why these conditions come to […]

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